Black History Month 2020

Celebrate Black History Month with these campus events sponsored by student organizations and the Department of History and Political Science. 

Black History Month 2020


Courageous Conversations

Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 5-6 pm (Student Union Room 2202)

Sponsored by MISA


Vision Board Party

Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 6:15 pm (Location: TBA)  

Sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.


Valentine's Day Bake Sale

Feb. 10-13 from 12 - 2 pm (Katrina/Rita Memorial Fountain)

Sponsored by Black Student Union


Love Connection

Monday, Feb. 10 from 6-8 pm (Student Union Ballroom C)

Sponsored by NAACP and the Alpha Delta Epsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.


On a Date, Kinda Nervous

Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6 pm (The REC)  

Sponsored by NAACP


Red Flag Campaign

Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 11 am - 2 pm (Fayard Hall - Front Grass Area)

Sponsored by Office of Student Advocacy


NAACP Founders Day Celebration

Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 6-8 pm (Katrina/Rita Memorial Fountain)

Sponsored by NAACP


Creole Culture and Civil Rights: The New Orleans Connection

Monday, Feb. 17 at 2 pm at the Student Union Theater

Southeastern history instructor Tim Chauvin will discuss the important role New Orleans’ unique creole culture of music and food helped played in America’s Civil Rights Movement.  From Congo Square to Dooky Chase’s restaurant, New Orleans provides a fascinating window into how music and food helped bring people together.


Mashup Monday

Monday, Feb. 17 at 5 pm (Fayard Hall Room 225)

Sponsored by Black Student Union


Live Black History Museum

Monday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 pm (Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum)

Sponsored by MISA, SGA, NAACP and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. 


Trap Karaoke

Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 5-9 pm (12 Oaks Residence Hall)

Sponsored by BSU


The Haitian Revolution and the Challenge of Decolonization

Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 11 am at the Student Union Theater

Southeastern Visiting Professor of History Zachary Isenhower will compare the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 with the American and French Revolutions and challenge the conventional wisdom that it was characterized throughout by unthinking violence, was the least successful revolution of the era, and produced a failed state.


Prevention Parade

Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 1-3 pm (Student Union Breezeway)

Sponsored by the Office of Student Advocacy


MISA Mixer

Thursday, Feb. 20 from 5-7 pm (The Mane Dish)

Sponsored by MISA


Throwback Thursday

Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6-8 pm (Student Union Room 2207)

Sponsored by BSU


Frantz Fanon: An Introduction to a Black Militant Philosopher

Monday, March 2 at 12:30 pm at the Student Union Theater

Southeastern Assistant Professor of Philosophy Peter Gratton will discuss Fanon’s Black Skin/White Masks and Wretched of the Earth, showing him to be a forerunner of critical race theory, an uneasy defender of violence, and prescient about how the uses of violence could lead to the kinds of government found across Africa after the colonial period ended.


Sunday, February 2, 2020 
by: Ashley Richardson